Over 20% of people across Shannonside regions in consistent poverty

Over 20% of people in the Shannonside region are in consistent poverty.

According to the CSO’s latest report, 8.6% of the Border region, which includes Leitrim, is in consistent poverty, while the Midlands, which includes Longford, is on 5%.

The Western region, including Roscommon, has a rate of 7.1%.

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The consistent poverty rate for females is higher at 6.2% compared to the male rate of 5.1%.

Consistent poverty rates were found to be highest in rural regions and young people are more likely to be in consistent poverty than older people.